Valve Shim/Pad question

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  • tjhenni

Posted May 09, 2005 - 09:31 AM


I'm in the process of re-shimming the valve clearances on my 2001 YZ426 and I have a question. My local dealer sold me new pads that are smaller in diameter than the stock pads. The new ones he sold me are not quite 5/15ths in diameter. While the stock pads are 3/8ths in diameter. Can I put in the smaller pads or do I need to go back and get some larger ones??


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  • Dano426

Posted May 09, 2005 - 10:11 AM


They need to be the same size in diameter.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 09, 2005 - 10:28 AM


The pads he sold you are for a YZ250F. Like Dano said, they have to be the right diameter.

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